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2021 SMSA Return to Play

Baseball Program


In accordance to ViaSport’s Return to Play guidelines, Similkameen Minor Sports Association has created a safety plan to implement and adhere to the restrictions and requirements of BC’s restart plan.



This safety plan was developed with reference to ViaSport’s 2.0 Return to Play Guidelines whereas baseball has been categorized as a Group C Sport Type which limits the cohort size up to 50 players.  With our small community we will limit registration to 20 per group and MAX 50 people on the field.


     Safety Guidelines

In order to participate in SMSA Tball Baseball Program, the following guidelines must be met by all staff and players.  Held at the Elementary field.

  • Entry to the ball field will be through the gate closest to the buses, Exit off the ball field will be behind the back stop.

  • Sign in sheet will be set up to track everyone that was at the field during those sessions

  • **Only coaches and participants allowed on the field.  Parents should arrange for drop off and pick up in the parking lot.  Parents please pick up promptly as SMSA coaches cannot monitor athletes once they exiting the field.**

  • No spectators.

  • Players will arrive and must sanitize before stepping foot on the field.

  • Players will not share equipment; they must come equipped with their own glove.

  • Balls will be sanitized throughout the practice.

  • SMSA will have sanitizer on hand.  Athletes and coaches must sanitize their hands before, during and after sessions.

  • Players and coaches should practice physically distance during practice (3 meters apart)

  • Players and coaches will refrain from unnecessary contact (no high fives, hand shaking or other physical contact).

     Prohibition from participation

Parents are expected to assess the health of their children before each session.

 As per guidelines from the B.C. Health Ministry, in the following cases, coaches and participants will be prohibited from participating in SMSA programs:


  1. Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 10 days prior to the commencement of the session he/she is attending. Symptoms include fever, chills, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, new muscle aches or headache.

  2. Anyone directed by Public Health to self-isolate.

  3. Anyone who has arrived from outside of Canada or who has had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case must have self-isolated for 14 days and monitor for symptom.

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